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    Question Formal and informal writing

    Hi All,

    Could you please give some help if the verbs are correctly used as formality?

    come up with = develop
    make up= constitute
    get rid of= eliminate
    go up= reach
    keep up=maintain
    go down= decrease
    look over= review

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    Default Re: Formal and informal writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ever Student View Post
    Hi All,

    Could you please give some help if the verbs are correctly used as formality?

    come up with = develop
    make up= constitute -- Depends on context. The couple made up - resolved their differences
    get rid of= eliminate
    go up= reach -- Depends on context, but "increase" would be a better choice than "reach" in most situations I can think up
    keep up=maintain
    go down= decrease
    look over= review

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    Full sentences telling us how you are using these phrasal verbs will help us ensure you've got the right word choice.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Full sentences telling us how you are using these phrasal verbs will help us ensure you've got the right word choice.
    Hello,
    Thanks for your help.

    The sentences are below and the clues come after the questions:
    Which are correct?

    -Rice products make up the major part of the diet of the people...

    -World wide cosumption of pesticides has gone up to 2.6 milion etrics tons.

    The clues are: reach /develop/constitue/

    Thanks in advance

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    If those are your choices, then you need to use "reach" but the better choice would be "increase."

    Your choices are fine.Good job.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    If those are your choices, then you need to use "reach" but the better choice would be "increase."

    Your choices are fine.Good job.
    Thanks so much for your help. I learned a lot.

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